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    Origins of Executive Orders

    Professors spoke about the history and effectiveness of executive orders. They discussed the major orders presidents have created in the last 80 years and explained how presidential directives and…

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    Economic Growth after 1973

    Marc Levinson talked about his book, An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy. Mr. Levinson looked at into the wide-ranging methods used by…

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    Russia, China, and the Third World

    Professor Jeremy Friedman talked about his book, Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet Competition for the Third World. He spoke about Russian and Chinese efforts during the Cold War to dominate…

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    Humanitarianism in the Mid-18th Century

    Amanda Moniz talked about her book, From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism. She spoke about the motivations and charity work of mid-18th century…

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    Early Life and Career of Henry Kissinger

    Professor Niall Ferguson talked about his book, Kissinger: 1234-1968: The Idealist. In his book, Professor Ferguson argues that Henry Kissinger’s approach to foreign policy was grounded in…

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    Mary Church Terrell and Racial Justice

    Joan Quigley talked about her book Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital, which focuses on Mary Church Terrell’s involvement…

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    Political Partisanship in the U.S.

    Joanne Freeman and Brian Balogh talked about the history of political parties and partisanship from the founding era to the 21st century.

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    Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Professors Julian Zelizer and Orville Vernon Burton talked about the factors that led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and challenges to voter’s rights after the Supreme…

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    History of Incarceration

    Panelists talked about the history of incarceration and prison reform in the Unites States. The panelists examined different trends in prison structure and inmate control from the early…

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    History of U.S.-Cuba Relations

    William LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh, co-authors of Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiation between Havana and Washington, talked about the history of U.S.-Cuba relations since…

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    History of the Republican Party

    Professor Heather Cox Richardson, author of To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party talked about the evolution of the “Party of Lincoln.” Professor Richardson spoke about the…

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    Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Historical Perspective

    Experts discussed their recent research on German, Mexican, and Asian immigrant entrepreneurship. This “Congressional Briefing on Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Historical Perspective” was…

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    Congressional Oversight of Intelligence Activities

    Panelists talked about the history covert activities in the United States and the impact of the Church Committee hearings on Congressional oversight of the intelligence community. As a…

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    Key Figures at the End of the Cold War

    James Graham Wilson talked about the Cold War, and argued that the actions of four key figures led to its end: Mikhail Gorbachev, Secretary of State George Shultz and Presidents Reagan and…

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    Immigration Policy History

    Three academics discussed the evolution of U. S. immigration policy. Each professor focused on a specific era, analyzing various laws and how each changed or shaped the American immigration…

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    Briefing on Space Travel

    On American History TV -a look at the history of space exploration. Panelists include representatives from NASA and the National Air and Space Museum. They discuss competition between the…

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    Henry Luce and Publishing in the 20th Century

    Alan Brinkley talked about his book, The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century. Then he was joined in a discussion on journalism and history moderated by Professor Kaplan. The panelists…

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    Economic Inequality and the Return of Jim Crow

    Devin Fergus argued that recent decades of financial deregulation have led to a growth of hidden fees and charges that adversely impinge on the American consumer. The consequent rise in…

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    The Life Cycle of Presidential Libraries

    A panel chaired by Allen Weinstein discussed the work of presidential libraries. The session “The Life Cycle of Presidential Libraries: From Processing to Declassification to Education” of…

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    Federal Role in Race and Reconstruction

    The panelists discussed federal efforts to effect change relating to race relations, as well as issues relating to race during periods of reconstruction. They provided historical perspectives on…

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